LGBT History Month 2006
Claiming our history, celebrating our present and creating our future!
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Tools for events

Here are some tools and materials to help you organise your LGBT History Month event.

All the resources on this site are free to use. Please note that we do not have hardcopies of anything to send out.

Toolkit
Leaflet/flyer
Event organisation
Logo
Posters for LGBT History Month events

Gateway to Heaven DVD
Publicity
Improving Disabled People's Access to Music
Lists of anniversaries
History in Health
Pre-launch reports

Toolkit
We have produce a Toolkit to help you get started with celebrating the month. You can download a pdf version of it by clicking here.

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Leaflet/Flyer

A new flyer promoting History Month and highlighting ways to get involved is now available in pdf format for download and e-mail distribution. The flyer is not date specific and will therefore be usable over the coming years. You can download the file here (hi-res pdf file - 6.5Mb).

The flyer we used to promote the pre-launch for February 2008 might also be helpful. You can download it here (pdf file - 2.4Mb).

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Event organisation

As you might be thinking what can you do for LGBT history month here is a company with ready made great events for you to hire. Download Word document. LGBT HM cannot not endorse individuals or organisations, however we do want to provide a service to put people in touch with each other who are willing to do events for the month.

'The Rainbow and the Drum' seminar has been carried out three times now - the last being a Brighton PRIDE event in 2004. It has been very well received thus far. Download Word document. Contact James Newton maugerchild@hotmail.com. LGBT HM cannot not endorse individuals or organisations, however we do want to provide a service to put people in touch with each other who are willing to do events for the month.

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Logo

If you are holding an event for LGBT History Month you are free to use the logo on the right for your promotional material. You can request a hi-resolution version of it by sending an email to website@lgbthistorymonth.org.uk

Please note that the organisers, supporters, sponsors and any other person or body affiliated in any way with the organisation and promotion of LGBT History Month take no responsibility for any use of the LGBT History Month logo. The logo is made available for use in publicising events held as part of LGBT History Month, but any use of the logo whatsoever does not imply endorsement or acknowledgement of any event.

2009 logos

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Gateway to Heaven DVD

Gateway to Heaven

Gateway to Heaven (www.gatewaytoheaven.co.uk) is a play based entirely on the memories of older lesbians and gay men, written by Clare Summerskill and performed by her own company ARTEMIS. Its stories are an eye-opener to a period in this country in which lesbians and gay men were significantly more constrained, both legally and socially, than they are today. The New Statesman has called the piece “an immaculately performed play”.

Age Concern has commissioned a film of Gateway to Heaven, available now in a DVD set – comprising a full-length version (56 mins) and highlights (23 mins). The DVD set is FREE for the first order, £5 for each additional set. Available from: Age Concern Mail Order or 020 8765 7203

Gateway to Heaven is the latest addition to Age Concern’s programme of events and resources for and about older lesbians, gay men and bisexuals. You can find out more about the programme at: www.ageconcern.org.uk/openingdoors

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Publicity

If you are organising a public event, don't forget to tell the local press. Mavis Seaman, General Manager of the Drill Hall London, has given us some useful advice on writing a press release (Word document).

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Attitude - Improving Disabled People's Access to Live Music

http://www.artsline.org.uk/attitude/index.html (external link)

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Posters
More posters for events happening as part of LGBT History Month will be added below as we receive them.

Celebrate Diversity posters
These posters are the winning entries of a competition organised with the students of the University of Arts in London for International Day Against HOmophobia (IDAHO) in 2007. Right click on the image and "save target" or "save link as" to download Hi-res. versions suitable for professional printing.

open suitcase containing toys of different colours and shapes
We are made in all shapes and sizes
designed by Jillian Burr
(A2 - tiff - 133.4Mb)
collage of magazine pictures forming a human figure
Celebrate Diversity
designed by Tracy Smith
(A3 - tiff - 67Mb)


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Anniversaries
You might find inspiration for an event to hold in LGBT History Month from these lists of things to celebrate, commemorate or commiserate (word document). Several timelines are also available in the History section of the website.
2009 | 2008 | 2007

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History in Health
A resources sponsored by the the Department of Health aimed at Health professionals to help them organise events for History Month.
www.lgbthistorymonth.org.uk/health

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Pre-Launch reports
Links to resources anddocuments produced for the pre-launch events for History Month that should help you with organising events.
- 2010 pre launch at the British Museum
- 2011 pre launch at Twickenham Stadium

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